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Double Hung Windows

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When choosing the windows for your home, there are a number of styles to choose from. This can range from casement windows to louvered windows and all types have their advantages. However one of the most common styles of window available are double hung windows and these can be a good choice for your home.

Double hung windows are probably a familiar style to many and they basically comprise an upper and lower sash, both of which can slide vertically. The top and bottom sash are installed in separate grooves such that they can pass each other and it is possible to open each sash to any position. In their fully open position half the window can be opened for ventilation and this can be done by raising the lower sash such that the bottom of the window is open or lowering the top sash to open up the top half of the window.

There can be a few advantages to using double hung windows in your home. As the windows only slide vertically rather than opening out it means less space needs to be kept clear around the window to ensure it can be opened properly. This can be an advantage in smaller rooms where less space is available. Windows that are double hung can also be easier to clean. The modern version of windows that are double hung enable the sash to be tilted and this makes it much easier to clean the outside of the window especially for first floor and higher windows. The tilt feature allows the entire window to be easily cleaned from the inside.

The frames for double hung windows come in all the main materials providing the consumer with a wide range of choice. The materials available include wood, vinyl, aluminum and fiberglass. It is therefore possible to choose from whichever style suits your home best. It is also possible to get windows which are double hung with double or even triple glazing and this can be a good option if you are looking to install windows that are more energy efficient in your home. It is also possible to get windows in the double hung style where each sash is a single pane of glass or where each sash is separated into a number of smaller panes.

If you are considering the double hung window style for your home there are a number of manufacturers that produce these. Some of the well known brand names include Pella, Eagle Talon and Anderson to name a few. These have windows in the double hung style available which are manufactured from a range of materials to provide a decent choice from which to select. However there are many manufacturers which produce the double hung window style and a quick search online should provide you with a wide selection to choose from.

The cost will typically depend on the type of material, window size, glazing type and brand name. However it is usually possible to find double hung windows starting from a price of around $150. Places to look for these include home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot and the manufacturer’s websites usually have dealer locator features which can be used to find retailers that stock their products.

Double hung windows are one of the most common types on the market. They are an attractive and practical style and with the wide choice available most people should be able to find a look that is suitable for their home as well as being available at a budget they can afford.